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# SOURCE : MGMAT CAT Analyst: The pace of technological

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SOURCE : MGMAT CAT Analyst: The pace of technological [#permalink]

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Analyst: The pace of technological development brings a constant stream of new devices to the market, and many of them enjoy commercial success. But announcing new technology too soon after the introduction of a successful device can backfire. Once consumers hear about the new device, they may stop buying the one currently on sale. So, if a company wishes to announce the upcoming sale of a new device, it should wait until purchases of the old device have begun to decline.

Which of the following, if true, would best support the analyst's main assertion?
(A)New technology often becomes less expensive after an initial surge in sales.
(B)Media outlets, such as television programs and magazines, often report on the planned introduction of new devices while the sales of old devices are still strong.
(C)Many consumers are unable to determine whether new technology is superior to current technology.
(D)Surveys have shown that some consumers make only one or two technology purchases per year, whereas others make more frequent purchases.
(E)Consumers tend to be loyal to technology companies whose products they enjoy using.
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30 Oct 2008, 07:15
(B)
Conclusion:
If a company wishes to announce the upcoming sale of a new device, it should wait until purchases of the old device have begun to decline.

A and B were close. Rest of them are not much related to the argument.

(B) states that "Media outlets, such as television programs and magazines, often report on the planned introduction of new devices while the sales of old devices are still strong". Since, Media will announce the release of new devices when the sale is still strong, this will affect the company and hence, if a company wishes to announce the upcoming sale of a new device, it should wait until purchases of the old device have begun to decline.
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30 Oct 2008, 07:22
B.

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30 Oct 2008, 07:28
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(B)
Conclusion:
If a company wishes to announce the upcoming sale of a new device, it should wait until purchases of the old device have begun to decline.

A and B were close. Rest of them are not much related to the argument.

(B) states that "Media outlets, such as television programs and magazines, often report on the planned introduction of new devices while the sales of old devices are still strong". Since, Media will announce the release of new devices when the sale is still strong, this will affect the company and hence, if a company wishes to announce the upcoming sale of a new device, it should wait until purchases of the old device have begun to decline.

OA is B. But I am somehow not convinced with B as a strengthener. Your explanation does help. I guess B is just the best of the lot. Some MGMAT CRs are certainly not comparable to OG/GMATPrep questions.
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30 Oct 2008, 07:40
I agree. Infact, I am not convinced with some of their RCs too. The answers are always debatable and have to pick best of the worst most of the time.
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30 Oct 2008, 07:55
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I agree. Infact, I am not convinced with some of their RCs too. The answers are always debatable and have to pick best of the worst most of the time.

Yeah ... Even some SCs are not that good .... We already know MGMAT Math is totally un-representative ... Man !! MGMAT is not that good ... I wonder why some people swear by it ...
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30 Oct 2008, 08:04
Maybe they swear by the way the "teach" the material.

If that's the case, I swear by it too. Their books are awesome.

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30 Oct 2008, 08:23
Maybe they swear by the way the "teach" the material.

If that's the case, I swear by it too. Their books are awesome.

I agree their books are really top notch .... I would not say the same about their CATs
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31 Oct 2008, 15:01
Hi guys,

good problem!

could someone explain why not E?

for me, the analyst's advice is based on the assumption that clients will buy the product of the same company

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01 Nov 2008, 13:47
I guess E is totally irrelevant with the passage, IMO B.....btw....can somebody let me know what is this MGMAT stuffs? I am hearing lot about it and how is it?

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